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What Is Home Health Care?

Home Health Care is a type of skilled medical care, for those who qualify, that’s designed to help you recover from specific health situations, such as a medical procedure, or from a fall or illness. This particular care is performed at your own home, so you can receive treatment in a place that feels familiar and comforting instead of at a hospital or skilled nursing home. Your physician will be the one to recommend it for your recovery or treatment and determine eligibility.


What Is Home Health Like?

Since our goal is to provide you with a personalized care experience, your care experience may be different from someone else. However, we strive to provide the same high quality care to all of our patients. To help you feel more at ease with the home health process, here’s an idea of what you might expect:

Choosing Brookdale Home Health

Once you choose Brookdale as your home health provider and you've received an order from your physician, our Home Health Care Coordinator will visit you in person or reach out by phone to coordinate your care and discuss the services you need. We’ll verify your insurance, answer any questions you have about your treatment and schedule your start of care. From there, the clinician who will be visiting you will reach out to introduce themselves and confirm the date and time of your first in-home appointment.

The Initial Consultation

Before we begin treatment, we first lay the foundation of a quality care plan. Typically at the initial consultation, you’ll meet with your clinician who will review your prescribed medications, go over your medical history, and perform a thorough physical assessment. After that’s complete and we have a clear understanding of your medical needs, then we’ll proceed with your personalized care plan to help you get back to your best health.

In-Home Appointments

The majority of in-home visits can last anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. Our clinician will work with you to schedule these visits. During each appointment, our team will work with you on specific skills or therapies, provide you with the tools and resources you need to better understand your condition, as well as make sure you’re aware of any troublesome signs or symptoms to keep an eye out for.